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This bavarian-style town east of Seattle is a fantastic basecamp for mountain adventures.

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Wenatchee River (Whitewater)

Leavenworth, Washington

14.76 mi / 686 ft gain

Hike Sauer’s Mountain

Peshastin, Washington

4.0
6 mi / 2000 ft gain

Bouldering in Icicle Creek

Leavenworth, Washington

Winter Camp at Nada Lake

Leavenworth, Washington

10.6 mi / 3800 ft gain

Climb Prusik Peak's West Ridge

Leavenworth, Washington

18 mi / 5000 ft gain

The Enchantments Mountain Run

Leavenworth, Washington

5.0
18 mi / 6000 ft gain

Backpack to Upper Wildcat Lake

Leavenworth, Washington

1.0
15 mi / 4600 ft gain

Run to Lower Wildcat Lake

Leavenworth, Washington

1.0

The Enchantments: Leprechaun Lake via Snow Lake Trailhead

Leavenworth, Washington

4.7
19.57 mi / 5948 ft gain

Places to stay

LOGE Leavenworth

Leavenworth, Washington

LOGE Leavenworth

From $55 / night

Leavenworth / Pine Village  KOA Holiday

Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA Holiday

Eightmile Group Site

Leavenworth, Washington

Eightmile Group Site

Bridge Creek Group Site

Leavenworth, Washington

Bridge Creek Group Site

Tumwater Group Site

Leavenworth, Washington

Tumwater Group Site

Icicle Group Campground

Leavenworth, Washington

Icicle Group Campground

Guides and stories

10 Spectacular Hikes In Washington's Snoqualmie Pass

10 Spectacular Hikes In Washington's Snoqualmie Pass

Grant Thomas

5 Things That Make Washington's Coast The Best In The West

5 Things That Make Washington's Coast The Best In The West

Crystal Guthrie

10 Epic Winter Adventures In Washington

10 Epic Winter Adventures In Washington

Nick Lake

5 Gorgeous Alpine Lakes In Washington That Aren’t The Enchantments

5 Gorgeous Alpine Lakes In Washington That Aren’t The Enchantments

Addison Klinke

Spectacular Cascade Views from the Lunch Counter on Mt Adams

Spectacular Cascade Views from the Lunch Counter on Mt Adams

Jennifer Carr

Reflecting on Why We Backpack: Exploring the North Cascades

Reflecting on Why We Backpack: Exploring the North Cascades

Jenna Mulligan

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